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Jury sentences Missouri City gangster to 50 years in prison (Missouri City, TX): A jury sentenced Joshua Jacob Patterson to 50 years in prison on January 21, 2015 for Murder a week after convicting him of the same. The 25-year-old Missouri City man was charged with the 2010 murder after an intense investigation by the Tri-City Special Crimes Unit.
Source: Your Houston News    Date: January 22, 2015

Four men in gang-related sex trafficking case found guilty by jury in U.S. District Court (El Paso, TX): Four men, including a former El Paso County juvenile probation officer, on trial in a sex-trafficking case were found guilty on Friday in federal court.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 16, 2015

No verdict reached in sex-trafficking ring case (El Paso County, TX): Jurors were to continue deliberations Thursday in the trial of four men, including a former El Paso County juvenile probation officer, charged with running a sex-trafficking ring.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 14, 2015

Power struggle in Barrio Azteca gang led to Socorro double slayings (El Paso, TX): A Barrio Azteca member allegedly killed two men near a Socorro canal during a struggle for power within the violent gang, state prosecutors told jurors Tuesday.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 6, 2015

Police Nab Latin King in Edcouch (Edcouch, TX): Police arrested an alleged member of the Latin Kings street gang in Edcouch. The suspect, Rogelio Ramos, 19, was arrested on New Year’s Day at an apartment complex after he allegedly attacked two people with a knife.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: January 2, 2015

MS-13 Gang Member Entered US Illegally, Caught 90 Miles into Texas (Brooks County, TX): A member of the violent MS-13 gang was captured approximately 90 miles into Texas after illegally crossing the porous U.S. border with Mexico. The arrest was made by a volunteer reserve deputy working together with U.S. Border Patrol agents.
Source: Breitbart    Date: December 20, 2014

Safety Zone to restrict Surenos members (Port Arthur, TX): Port Arthur police have essentially ended the gang wars between the Surenos-13 and Nortenos-14 over the last five years. The leaders of the Nortenos — Spanish for northern — have racked up nearly 1,000 years in prison, and the rest have made sure to get out of the spotlight.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: December 15, 2014

Taking the war on gang violence to court (Port Arthur, TX): A lone teenager, cigarette and cell phone in hand, sits on a porch in a rundown neighborhood south of Highway 73, toward the end of Ninth Avenue. As he stands up to go inside, his eyes reflect the red glow of a final drag before he flicks the finished cigarette into the yard. He lingers a moment, scanning his road for movement. If an outsider approaches, the teen knows what to do — assess the threat.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: December 14, 2014

Jefferson County gang injunction targets the 'Soreno 13' gang (Port Arthur, TX): An gang injunction targeting the Sureno 13 gang was filed on December 11.
Source: KBTV Channel 4 News    Date: December 12, 2014

Gang members face judge following Little Mexico raids (Hidalgo County, TX): Seven out of eleven alleged street gang members arrested in a series of raids faced a judge on Friday afternoon. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office said it was all part of a crac down on gang activity in the Little Mexico neighborhood just south of Alamo.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: December 12, 2014

‘Leave the gang or go to jail’ (Beaumont, TX): Members of the Surenos-13 gang in Port Arthur will soon face heavy jail time for engaging in gang activity, even for actions that aren’t specifically illegal, like wearing gang colors and throwing up gang signs.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: December 10, 2014

Fort Worth targets gun violence, gangs in select neighborhoods (Fort Worth, TX): Officials are taking aim at gun violence and gang activity in Fort Worth neighborhoods under an initiative announced Tuesday. Called “Not On My Block,” the campaign partners federal and local law enforcement agencies to increase enforcement and encourages residents living in neighborhoods including Polytechnic Heights, Cavile Place, the Seminary area and Stop Six to report such crimes. The two-year program, called Project Safe Neighborhood, is funded by a $500,000 grant awarded by the Justice Department.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: December 4, 2014

Salvadoran woman wanted for gang slayings deported (Dallas, TX): Federal authorities in Dallas have deported 25-year-old woman to her native El Salvador, where faces charges alleging that she participated in gang-related slayings there, federal officials said.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: November 29, 2014

Mexican Mafia suspect arrested, 3 bodies recovered (San Antonio, TX): A suspected Mexican Mafia lieutenant faces a racketeering-related charge after telling officers where to find the bodies of three fellow gang members. Prosecutors in San Antonio say 36-year-old Ruben Reyes was arrested Wednesday and charged with using and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: November 26, 2014

East Side residents fed up with rise in crime (San Antonio, TX): An early Friday morning shooting on J Street is just the latest in a string of violent East Side crimes. Residents are fed up with the rising crime and want police to take action.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: November 21, 2014

More than 600 arrested in lengthy SA anti-gang operation (San Antonio, TX): More than 200 confirmed San Antonio gang members were taken off the streets during a months-long operation by the San Antonio Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service that recently came to a close.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 13, 2014

Harris County Sheriff's Office to relaunch gang task force for Houston-area schools (Houston, TX): There's an effort underway to reduce gang violence in school districts around Harris County. The Sheriff's Office is working on an agreement with the districts to keep violence in check.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: November 13, 2014

Denison Practices Gang Prevention (Denison, TX): A national law enforcement program is being implemented right here in Texoma to show kids just how dangerous gangs and gang violence can be. News 12 checked in on Scott Middle School to see the impact that the program is having on kids.
Source: KXII 12 News    Date: November 12, 2014

Group Wants to Challenge Gang Injunction (San Antonio, TX): A group on San Antonio’s East Side claims the local government is violating its civil rights. The group, led by former civil rights attorney James Myart, is considering filing a class action lawsuit against the 2012 gang injunction in the Wheatley Heights area.
Source: Fox 29 News    Date: November 11, 2014

Texas teen arrested, pinned down by cop for refusing to remove 'gang-related' rosary (San Antonio, TX): A mother of an Amarillo teen says a police officer used excessive force when arresting her 14-year-old son for refusing to remove a rosary necklace, which local police claim could be construed as a gang symbol.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 5, 2014

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